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Hard Rock Rising Edinburgh - Live Heat: Callum Beattie + Matanuska + Blackjack
Hard Rock International has called on aspiring musicians from around the globe to rock out for the opportunity of a lifetime through this year's Hard Rock Rising – the most far-reaching battle of the bands competition in the world.
As Hard Rock continues its commitment to emerging artists, Hard Rock Rising will place the Grand Prize winner on the fast-track to global stardom as they embark on a World Tour in six renowned cities arranged by Hard Rock International – including a spot on the bill at the Hard Rock Calling festival in London, with additional dates at Hard Rock Cafes in cities such as Sydney, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Chicago and Honolulu; make an album and music video through Hard Rock Records; and receive new music equipment and gear valued at $10,000.
Hard Rock Cafe’s Facebook fans from around the world have spoken – narrowing down over 12,000 bands to its top contenders – and only a select few will move on to the next round and perform live at participating cafes. Through multiple live battle events, the undiscovered talents will vie for the top spot to represent the city in Hard Rock Rising’s global competition.
Tickets available on the door.
Edinburgh raised but now London residing singer-songwriter, Callum delivers anthemic pop-rock songs with a story to tell. Callum was just 13 when he launched his singing career with the support of his dad who bought him an acoustic guitar. He counts ex-Kaiser Chief Nick Hodgson and ex-Verve member Nick McCabe amongst his fans who have co-written material with him. HIs music is inspired by his own tastes and his dad's dusty vinyl collection. "I probably wouldn’t be doing music now if it wasn’t for my dad," Callum said in an interview for his record label 3beat. "“Every night he’d crack open a bottle of red and just play me all this different music. That was mindblowing, hearing everything from Elton John to Deep Purple."
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